Fast paced experience with an international corporation.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 28 June 2017
Coca Cola was an interesting and challenging place to work at. A lot was asked of the sales team ,but a lot of tools were given as well. I spent my days driving from account to account making replenishment orders, pushing new products and displays. The management team was engaging and had high expectations of their team. The hardest part of being a sales representative was hitting quotas during tight economic times, but I enjoyed working with my customers to help them grow their business despite a trendline of decline.
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 22 June 2017
The only thing i would say that i don't agree with in the job is how easy the sales associates get off. Unfortunately the merchandisers are the one doing the heavy lifting and hard work while the sales reap most of the benefits such as bonuses etc. Other than that the management has been very well and easy to work with.
Cola Refreshments / Warehouse / Relief Driver (Current Employee) – Cranbrook, BC – 8 June 2017
Look after all incoming and out going product, inventory control, loading and unloading of trucks, general clean up, set up service appointments for all equipment. The hardest part of the job is never knowing what time your product would show up from the supplier and to learn after years that there is no job security. The most enjoyable part of the job was the fellow employees and the customers you get to meet and grow a relationship with.
Senior Manager, Supply Chain (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 29 May 2017
the people that work here are awesome. however, the company lacks strategic planning and too many unknowns. there is no job security and that's the reason why people come here and just want to move on to another company where they have job security.
WAREHOUSE OPERATOR (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 29 May 2017
Ive never seen a company care so little about its work force. Management is very poor. I still know people working there who are being forced to quit because the work environment, thus coca cola will not have to pay any severence when the warehouse closes. Which will be soon i imagine.
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Sydney, NS – 9 May 2017
standard day consists of driving from store to store to ensure all stock is on shelves, displays are built and back stock is condensed. no guaranteed hours and not highly compensated. ensure you lift with your legs and not with your back..
Driver Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Lloydminster, SK – 24 April 2017
I liked working here. It's hard work so don't expect it not to be. The biggest problem with this company is communication. Your boss is in a different city entirely. Great hours but long. Weekends off but sometimes during the week you won't get home until late at night.
Account Manager/Sales (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 April 2017
Responsible for ordering/selling/inventory management and merchandising of stores within a territory. Must have a valid drivers licence to commute from store to store and sales centre for sales meetings
Intern Disitribution Coordinator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 11 April 2017
I started working as an intern in the distribution department last summer. I learned so much about day to day practical supply chain that I could link back to the theory I was learning at U of C. It was an amazing learning experience. Most of the people were friendly, and it was hardly ever boring. I would say the biggest con was disorganization at times and lack of communication between departments or shifts. Biggest pro was the flexibility - started as a summer internship but I was able to work the full year part time after my classes. Best internship, I am so thankful for my managers at Coca-Cola. They actually make interns do stuff, and make business choices and help with strategies and projects. Best entry level job to learn and grow!
Could be a great Job but large geography with a small work force makes for long days and a large workload
Account Manager (Former Employee) – Grand Falls-Windsor, NL – 10 April 2017
Was a great brand to represent and gave me a sense of pride to say whom I worked for. My latter years with the company were more challenging as new ownership brought on changes that were difficult in a large geography, small work force area.
A typical work day is 10 to 12 hours with only a 5 minute commute to nearest account. Days can be longer at busy times or if you decide to stop to eat or have to "fit personal things" into your day. The job does have some flexibility to fit things like doctor appointments into the schedule but you still have the same amount of work to be done each day.
Management in my area have a large geography to cover and there was a lot of expectancy from upper management which usually leads to asking for more out of employees.
The company does offer benefits that are not as good as they were in years past or as some other companies offer. Also the pension plan is probably near the bottom of the pack IMO.
The job does have a good physical flow to it that keeps you on your toes and you meet a wide variety of people that you may not get to meet in other jobs.
The company also offers great courses in a variety of aspects pertaining to the industry (some mandatory some optional) and I have found that these courses still server me well in my life after Coca Cola (highly recommend doing most of them if given the opportunity).
Some flexability and vacation time based on years of service
Long hours, poor recognition for hard work and increasing cuts to perks
Sales Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 22 March 2017
I had a great lead who accommodated my semester schedules. The down side of this job is the labour aspect. You will visit 4-6 stores a day and have to merchandise their shelves. Moving skids of coke products is one of the harder things to do in a grocery store.
Distribution/Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 15 March 2017
Great place to work, very friendly work place with a great management team. Job entails long hours and dealing with an unionized evironment. Job entails working with some great drivers who were very respectful to the manament team.